Councilmember Austin Teams With Local Businesses and Schools to Assist Families During the Holidays

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8th District Councilmember Al Austin

8th District Councilmember Al Austin

Councilmember Al Austin is once again partnering with more than 25 local businesses and schools in the Eighth District to collect toys and food for local families during the holiday season.

“I would like to thank our businesses and schools for participating in this effort,” Councilmember Austin said. “I was very moved last year by the generosity of our community. The toys and food we collected helped brighten the lives of many local children and families and we are looking forward to continuing the tradition this year.”

Donations of new unwrapped toys and canned goods may be dropped off in the collection boxes at participating businesses and schools from now until December 17. The donated items will go to local children and food banks.

Participating businesses include:

Averyboo Arts – 3908 Atlantic Ave.
Bella Cosa Boutique – 3803 Atlantic Ave.
Café Bixby & Pizza – 3900 Atlantic Ave.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – 4105 Atlantic Ave.
Dunn Family Chiropractic – 4028 Long Beach Blvd., Ste. 202
Edward Jones – 3916 Atlantic Ave.
E.J. Malloy’s Restaurant and Pub – 4306 Atlantic Ave.
El Cortez Restaurant – 5345 Long Beach
The Factory – 4020 Atlantic Ave.
Jammin’ Music & Arts – 4228 Atlantic Ave.
Gems and Jewels Bixby Knolls – 4130 Atlantic Ave., #102
Katy’s Bakery – 5417 Long Beach Blvd.
La Taverna Cucina Italiana – 3819 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach Clothing Company – 4218 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach Tang Soo Do Academy – 3914 Atlantic Ave.
Los Eduardos Restaurant – 5428 Long Beach Blvd.
Maldonado’s Barber Shop – 5415 Long Beach Blvd.
Mo’s Place II – 4204 Atlantic Ave.
The Mirage Café – 539 E Bixby Rd.
Nino’s Italian Restaurant – 3853 Atlantic Ave.
Oh Very Young – 4378 Atlantic Ave.
Power of One Self-Defense – 3821 Long Beach Blvd.
Precise Barber – 5223 Atlantic Ave.
Sushi West – 4105 Atlantic Ave.
Willmore Wine Bar – 3848 Atlantic Ave.

Participating schools include:

Longfellow Elementary School – 3800 Olive Ave.
Hughes Middle School – 3846 California Ave.
Dooley Elementary School – 5075 Long Beach Blvd.
Los Cerritos Elementary School – 515 W. San Antonio Dr.

Donations may also be delivered to Councilmember Austin’s field office, located at 5641 Atlantic Ave.

For more information, contact Councilmember Austin’s office at (562) 570-6685 or email

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